Upcoming events

Events, activities and conferences relevant to the users of TERN are listed here. If you would like to feature your event on this page please contact us.

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25 - 29 September 2023

Bonn, Germany

2nd TERENO-OZCAR Conference

After the first French OZCAR and German TERENO research networks Joint Conference 2021 in Strasbourg this co-organised international meeting 2023 will take place in Bonn, Germany. The event will offer keynote lectures oral presentations and poster sessions on scientific research on the Critical Zone, which is the most superficial layer of the planet where all …

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26 - 30 September 2023

Darwin, Australia

The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2023)

The Scientific Program Committee is inviting abstracts for new individual oral presentations, lightning talks and poster presentations, as well as accepted symposia, training courses and workshops to be held at SER2023, the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2023). The conference will be held in person on 26-30 September 2023 in Darwin, Australia with a separate opportunity for …

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16 - 18 October 2023

National Convention Centre, Canberra

PLC23: Unite For Nature

It’s official! ALCA’s flagship annual Private Land Conservation Conference, PLC23 has been confirmed to take place on Ngunnawal Country at the National Canberra Convention Centre from Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 October 2023. Our programming group is working to create an exciting and thought-provoking program addressing the PLC23 conference theme: Unite for Nature.

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23 - 27 October 2023

Kigali Conventionl Centre, Kigali, Rawanda

WCRP Open Science Conference 2023

The Conference will highlight advances and challenges in research on the coupled Earth System. It will feature sessions on modelling, observations, and the development of climate information for society. There will be a strong focus on climate risk, including the consequences, likelihoods and responses to the impacts of climate change.

28 - 30 November 2023

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australasian Ornithological Conference 2023 (AOC 2023)

BirdLife Australia and Birds New Zealand are pleased to announce that the 12th Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) will be held in Brisbane (Meaanjin), Queensland, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 November 2023. The AOC is the primary conference for BirdLife Australia and is the largest biennial gathering of enthusiastic amateur and professional ornithologists …

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08 - 10 April 2024

Wellington, New Zealand

International Conference on Machine Intelligence for GeoAnalytics and Remote Sensing (MIGARS)

MIGARS aims to explore the interface of machine intelligence approaches with geosciences, spatial analytics, and remote sensing. With the tremendous developments in remote sensing technology, data acquisitions and sensing platforms, digital data have grown leaps and bounds to stream and are too big by volume, variety, and veracity. The challenge is handling, processing, and automating …

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09 - 13 September 2024

Adelaide Convention Centre

Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2024 (AEO24)

The biennial Advancing Earth Observation Forum was created to enable the Earth observation (EO) community to communicate, coordinate, collaborate and collectively assess the state of EO in the Australian and Asia-Pacific region. The five-day event will attract delegates across a broad spectrum of applications, sensors and interests, including industry, research, Defence, government, students and end-users.

Events archive

A list of some of the key TERN events and links to presentations, recordings and more information.

TERN Science Symposia

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2023 Ecosystem Observations Webinars

3 May 2023

‘Using Bioindicators’

Professor Alan Andersen FAA (Charles Darwin University)
Dr Matthew Lott (Australian Museum)
Professor Simon Robson (Central Queensland University)

Q&A Report

1 March 2023

‘Linking drone & satellite acquired data for effective ecosystem monitoring’

Professor Arko Lucieer (Remote Sensing – University of Tasmania)
Assoc Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou (Marine Science – Deakin University)
Assoc Prof Karen Joyce (Earth and Environmental Science – James Cook University)

Q&A Report

2022 Ecosystem Webinars

2 November 2022

‘Economics of the environment – natural capital accounting’

Natasha Cadenhead (UQ), Adjunct Professor Mike Grundy, (TERN Specialist Advisor; Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney) & Professor Hugh Possingham, (TERN Advisory Board Chair; Professor, University of Queensland)

Q&A Report

7 September 2022

‘Techology for conservation – traces of biodiversity’

Dr Emma Spencer (WWF-Australia), Dr Myles Menz (JCU), Allyson Marpartida (CDU) & Assoc Prof Susan Fuller (QUT)

Q&A Report

6 July 2022

‘Monitoring Threatened Species’

Dr Ashley Leedman, Dr Holly Sitters, & Dr Geoff Heard

 4 May 2022

‘Agriculture and ecosystems’

Dr Ben Macdonald, Prof Peter Grace & Dr Anna Hopkins

2 March 2022

‘Forecasting Ecosystem Changes’

Dist. Prof. Belinda Medlyn, Prof. Glenda Wardle & Dr Alistair Hobday

The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

1 December 2021

Eloise Nation, Dr Tim McVicar & Assoc. Prof. Sally Thompson

‘Water in our Ecosystems: issues and opportunities’

Q&A Report

6 October 2021

Dr Dan Metcalfe, Dr Xihua Yang & Dr Tim Wardlaw

‘Extreme Events – why do we need environmental data?’ 

Q&A Report

4 August 2021

Prof. Andy Pitman, Dr Ivan Hanigan & Prof. Lauren Rickards

‘Climate modelling in Australia – what’s the use?’ 

Q&A Report

2 June 2021

Dr Ian Cresswell, Dr Anna Richards and Prof. Lindsay Hutley.

‘Resilience in Australia’s ecosystems.’

Q&A Report

7 April 2021

Dr Michelle Heupel, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov & Sharon Tickell.

‘The Australian sea-change phenomenon – an ecosystem monitoring perspective.’

Ecosystem Observations, TERN Seminar Series

4 November 2020

Assoc. Prof. Ben Sparrow, Dr Sandra Walpole & Dr Teresa Eyre.

Standardising environmental information collection: harmonising Australia’s approaches.’

2 September 2020

Assoc. Prof. Will Edwards & Jo Owens,

‘Introducing TERN’s Queensland SuperSites and using TERN flux tower and satellite-derived data to improve evapotranspiration and groundcover modelling.‘


1 July 2020

Prof. Stuart Phinn, Dr Peter Scarth & Alexis McIntyre

‘Effectively linking Australian Government with industry environmental monitoring using research infrastructure and research.’

Other TERN Webinars

17 August 2021

That’s Elementary, My Dear: Satellites that detect environmental change

A National Science Week event with Prof. Graciela Metternicht discussing how satellite info can solve Earth’s mysteries.

11 February 2021

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance annual report seminar recording

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, the Lead of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance platform, provides an update on the highlights and challenges of 2020 and a preview of the team’s plans for 2021. The webinar includes a brief introduction to TERN, its ecosystem surveillance monitoring infrastructure platform, and a summary of the work of the sub-teams within the group including research and development, field, technical, operations and communication.

OzFlux Ecosystem Exchange Webinar Series

18 August 2021

Dr Peter Isaac and Prof. Elise Pendall

‘Estimating ecosystem respiration from flux tower and chamber data: insights from Cumberland Plain.’

4 May 2021

Dr Jamie Cleverly

‘The ecological processes that shape Australia’s ecosystems.’

4 March 2021

Dr Caitlin Moore

‘Bioenergy crop fluxes and an a-maize-ing conundrum.’ 

OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of OzFlux—the TERN-supported Australian and New Zealand eddy-covariance flux research community.  This virtual conference celebrated and reflected on the achievements of OzFlux and its contributions to global flux science. It also examined lessons learnt and the future contribution of flux data to ecosystem forecasting capabilities.

Click here to access recordings of the sessions.